Dr. Fauci: Booster Shot Likely Needed 8-12 Months After COVID-19 Vaccine Shot
By WFTV // May 20, 2021
FAUCI: vaccine durability of the efficacy lasts at least six month
ABOVE VIDEO: The nation’s leading doctor on infectious diseases Doctor Anthony Fauci says a COVID vaccine booster shot is highly likely.
(WFTV) – Dr. Anthony Fauci said Wednesday that those who have received the COVID-19 vaccine will likely need a booster shot within eight to 12 months.
“I think we will almost certainly require a booster sometime within a year or so after getting the primary because the durability protection against coronavirus is generally not lifelong, similar to measles,” Fauci said.
“We know that the vaccine durability of the efficacy lasts at least six months, and likely considerably more,” Fauci said.
Albert Bourla, chief executive officer of the pharmaceutical company Pfizer, agreed with Fauci that a booster shot will likely be needed. Pfizer is one of three companies that has gained emergency use approval by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration for a COVID-19 vaccine.
“I believe in one, two months we will have enough data to speak about it with much higher scientific certainty,” Bourla said.
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